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Gov. Chris Christie is once again putting his political ambitions and partisan agenda first, this time disrespecting the memory of those lost in the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012.Read
Created on Monday, July 21, 2014
On July 10, the Teachers Pension and Annuity Fund (TPAF) Board of Trustees voted to seek outside counsel to advise them in the increasingly complex legal environment surrounding pension funding. In reversing a June 5 vote not to seek outside counsel, the TPAF Board now joins two other pension boards in seeking legal advice to assist in determining their fiduciary responsibility for funding the pension system under Chapter 78.Read
Created on Friday, July 11, 2014
More than 500 delegates from New Jersey joined nearly 9,000 NEA colleagues from across the nation at the 2014 National Education Association Representative Assembly in Denver July 3-6.Read
Created on Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield has announced that it will reconsider certain claims for out-of-network professional behavioral health services, as directed by the State Health Benefits Program (SHBP) and the School Employees’ Health Benefits Program (SEHBP) commissions.Read
Mark your calendars to attend the Jim George Collective Bargaining Summit on Oct. 17-18. The overnight summit will include training seminars and speakers. NJEA encourages you to make plans to come to the conference along with members of your negotiations team. NJEA is accepting nominations for the Collective Bargaining Award.Read
Created on Wednesday, July 02, 2014
The Lobby Day scheduled for July 10 has been cancelled due to ongoing discussions with the Department of Education regarding the implementation of PARCC, evaluation, and the Common Core. Stay tuned to njea.org for the latest updates.
Created on Monday, June 30, 2014
A three-judge panel of the New Jersey Superior Court’s Appellate Division has ruled that cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) that were stripped from the pensions of current and future retired public employees in 2011 are a contractual right under the New Jersey Constitution.Read
Created on Thursday, June 26, 2014
NJEA Vice President Marie Blistan today spoke at the War Against Poverty Coalition rally to urge bipartisan legislative support of the Democratic budget plan, which would require millionaires and corporations to pay their fair share of taxes.Read
TRENTON, June 25 – NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer issued the following statement following this afternoon’s ruling by Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson: “We are disappointed, but not surprised by Judge Jacobson’s ruling. With only four days left in the fiscal year, it would have been difficult for her to order a billion dollars in legally required pension contributions in this year’s budget."Read
Created on Wednesday, June 25, 2014
NJEA will be hosting a telephone town hall event with President Wendell Steinhauer and Senate President Steve Sweeney to discuss the issues that are important to you, including teacher evaluation and the need for the state to make its required pension contributions. We’ll also be taking your questions live on the phone. To participate in this event, be sure to answer your phone when it rings around 7 p.m. on June 25.Read
Created on Friday, June 20, 2014
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